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Executive Director of Human Resources


Position Open Until: May-28-2019

Stafford County Public Schools
Stafford, Virginia

31 Stafford Ave
Stafford, Virginia

STAFFORD COUNTY is located in northern Virginia nestled 40 miles south of Washington, D.C. and 55 miles north of Richmond, Virginia right off the I-95 corridor. The Potomac River flows along the eastern border of the county. Historical sites, as well as cultural and recreational opportunities, are plentiful for the residents of Stafford County. Residents are able to travel 70 miles to reach the Shenandoah National Forest and 160 miles to visit Virginia Beach. The University of Mary Washington, ranked by Forbes as a 2018 America’s Top College, is located in the adjacent City of Fredericksburg with a graduate campus in Stafford County.

STAFFORD COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS is home to 17 elementary schools, 8 middle schools, 5 high schools, the Phoenix Center for Innovative Learning and two (2) early childhood learning centers. The district’s enrollment of approximately 29,000 PK-12 students is supported by almost 4,000 contracted staff members and an operating budget of over $300 million. We take pride in our great diversity and highly professional staff.

Under the supervision of the Superintendent, the Executive Director of Human Resources serves as a member of the Superintendent’s Cabinet and is responsible for providing strategic leadership, management and direction of the human resources functions, including but not limited to recruitment, selection, and retention; employee recognition; classification and compensation; employee training; licensure, medical leave benefits administration; security and safety programs; employee records; employee relations; HRIS management; onboarding/orientation/exiting and best practices in human resource management (HRM). The Executive Director of Human Resources coordinates implementation of services, policies, and programs and is responsible for the direct supervision and oversight of Human Resources staff.

•Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership, Business Administration or HRM required.
•Senior Human Resources Management experience in a public school setting required. Minimum five (5) years of progressively responsible experience in HRM desired.
•Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) or SHRM-SCP certification desired.
•HRM experience in a school system that involves work with instructional, administrative and support staff jobs/personnel is desired.
•Prior HRM experience required in managing a broad scope HRM program that includes recruitment-selection-placement-retention services and at least one other core HRM function such as, but not limited to, employee relations, benefits administration, talent development, or classification/compensation.
•Prior HRM experience desired in ensuring diversity, equity and inclusion in employment programing and collaborating with diverse stakeholder groups to develop HRM initiatives.
•Demonstrated knowledge of workforce forecasting techniques and workplace issues/trends pertinent to HRM.
•Demonstrated knowledge of or ability to acquire knowledge of employment matters specific to a school system, such as Virginia licensure requirements applicable to teachers and other professionals to ensure compliance and effectiveness in HRM.
•Demonstrated skill in planning, assigning, and reviewing work as well as managing work and supervising employees (including supervisors).
•Knowledge of diversity, equity, and inclusion principles and techniques and how to incorporate them into HRM initiative development in the public education setting.
•Ability to process information and critically analyze situations to (a) reach logical and legally defensible solutions and (b) to develop balanced recommendations and decisions.
•Highly organized, strong attention to detail with excellent people and communication (written and verbal) skills.
•Superior customer-service skills and ability to establish and maintain effective working and community relationships.
•Demonstrated experience in advising managers/school administrators regarding effective performance improvement strategies of teachers and non-licensed staff.
•Demonstrated knowledge of laws and regulations impacting the employment arena in the public education setting.
•Knowledgeable in effective practices for teaching and learning.
•Knowledgeable in employee evaluation systems for employees in the public education setting.
•Risk taker with a sense of humor.
SALARY RANGE: Regionally Competitive Salary Up to $148,888 (commensurate with experience)

START DATE: July 1, 2019

APPLICATION PROCEDURES: Interested and qualified candidates can apply for this opportunity by using our online application at:

Benefits and other information can be found at:

You may also contact the Department of Human Resources at (540) 658-6560 for further information.